Friday, February 27, 2009
The President has announce what the entire world has been waiting to hear, that there will be a end to this useless and unneccesary war in Iraq. Although there will be a residual force in Iraq up until the end of 2011, I believe this is a huge step towards regaining the respect of our neighbors around the world.
Leaving Iraq, plus closing down the prison at Gitmo has shown the world that the United States of America has decided to reject the Foreign Policy the Failed Bush Administration. I can imagine what BUSH probably said when President Obama called him informing him about his decision. The Karl Rove/BUSH/Cheney Regime has offically been disbanned and it is time to heal the Country from the damage that they have inflected.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 11:09 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The President gave a great speech last night. He eased the concerns of all Americans. He reassured those that have been supportive of him and gave confidence to those that have opposed him. He let the American people know that, yes we are going engage in serious investments in Health Care, Infrastructure, Job Creation, Economic Recovery and Education. While at the same tine doing everything he can to try and draw down the debt. He has assured the public that fiscal responsibility will also be a staple of his administration. WOW!
What stood out the most to me was that the President guaranteed that Health Care would get done this year. That is a pretty BOLD statement coming form a pretty bold guy. Surely he understands what he is up against. The Obstructionist Party are going to do everything in their power to get in his way. The President was unapologetic about standing up for and promoting Strong Progressive Policies to move this country Forward. He realizes that it is Governments job to advance Social and Economic Issue regardless of what the Republican Do Nothing Obstructionist Party says.
This is an exciting time to be a Democrat. It is an exciting time to be a Progressive. It is an exciting time to be an American. When you have a leader that has the ability to rally the troops they way he does, it makes you feel that anything is possible. This is the mentally we most approach every problem we face. We can't be scared. We can't be timid. We can't sit back and do nothing like the Republican Party has done over the last 8 years. We need to Boldly focus on moving this country forward. You don't do that form the Top Down like Ronald Reagan suggested with his supply side economics often called Trickle Down "Reaganomics", you do it from the bottom up. You expand the middle class, you make education, and health care affordable, you rebuild your infrastructure, you create jobs instead of giving tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas. And with his Leadership we will recover from this crisis.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 4:12 AM
Monday, February 23, 2009
When I Heard what Charlie Crist said yesterday immediately my Political Mind kicked in and said well he is making a calculation that I have suggested Republicans do for a long time, that if the Republican Party really wants to survive as a party that they need come back to the middle.
The Main Stream of the Republican Party are what most people would consider Conservative. But the Vast Majority of the People in America are in the center. And this past election has proved that the center is leaning left. Inspite of any fake numbers these NeoCONs want to throw at you that is a fact. During the whole campaign the right was saying Barack Obama is the most Liberal Candidate for President Ever. And yet this Centrist Country elected him President any way. That to me would suggest that THE PEOPLE of this Country are Center Left.
Charlie Crist is in a State that went for Obama. It would Political Suicide for him to come out Too Strongly against our President. I never would have imagined him fully endorsing his plan or hosting an event for him.
Like I said he realizes that if he is going to have a future as a Politician in Florida on the National level it Will be done from the Center, not the Far Right!
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 6:38 AM
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thom talks about HR 676, a bill in the US House of Representatives that will give us Single Payer Healthcare for all Americans. Thom discusses how this will help stimulate the economy and make the US more competitive on the world stage. Call House Majority Whip Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and ask him to whip up support for HR 676:
Thom Hartmann is the VOICE OF THE PROGRESSIVE Movement. If you don't know about Thom by now I suggest that you seriously check out his Weekly Radio show on Air America Radio, The Thom Hartmann Program from 12:00pm to 3pm East Coast Time, 9:00am to 12:00pm West Coast Time. Also check out his website thomhartmann.com.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 5:11 PM
Judd Greg drops out as Nominee for Secretary of Commerce. Another failed attempt at Bi Partisanship. How could Gregg just totally disrespect President Obama Like that. The Time for Bi Partisanship is over. I understand that Obama did what he thought was right. Had I been in office it is safe to say that Bi-Partisanship would have never been in my mind. Doing what is right for the country is the job of the President, not trying to make everybody on the RIGHT happy.
Ideologically the Right isn't going to agree with the Direction that Our President is going to take the country. We should talk to a few moderates, that's it. But we need to make it clear that a few moderates aren't going to Re Write the entire bill. If they don't like that then they should filibuster. I would let them filibuster then I would do a nightly address every night letting the American People know why thousands of Americans are still losing their jobs, the Republican Obstructionist Party is the Reason for Thousands of Americans losing their jobs. I would let the American People know that I tried to be nice and that isn't what the Republican/Obstructionist want. Then we will see how long the filibuster would have lasted. I venture to say that it wouldn't have lasted very long at all.
Sorry to say that due to the Leadership in the Senate we will never know how long the filibuster would have lasted. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to grow a pair! The Senate Leadership needs to stop acting like they don't call the shots. They do. The Republicans only want to WEAKEN AND WATER DOWN any bill that comes out of the House. We can't let this happen to the Health Care Bill when it comes up for debate. We need to start standing firm NOW! I want be PUSHED OFF my Position on Universal Health Care. Nor will I compromise. We don't have too. We need to wake up and realize that we have the power not them. The Far Right is WRONG!!!
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I think the President handled himself very well. He answered the questions with a depth of knowledge and understanding that we haven't been accustomed too over the last 8 years. It is refreshing to have a President who is intelligent enough to know what is going on and to have the right answers. The President is going back into "campaign mode", this is a good decision on his part mainly because the Republicans never got out of campaign mode. They are only worried about 2010. They could careless if President Obama is successful. His success means their failure.
They will do what ever they can to get in his way. Regardless what they say. They have to PRETEND as if they want to work on this bill in a Bi-Partisan way. The Truth is they don't want their names on this bill. They want to pull out everything that will work so that the bill will be ineffective. I don't trust them and we shouldn't be involving them on any of the discussions. They are acting like children so we should treat them like children and send them to their room. They want to be in charge, TOUGH!!! They are not in charge!!! The want to right the bill!!! TOUGH!!! That ain't going to happen. They don't want to play ball. So we shouldn't let them in the gym.
ENOUGH WITH THESE REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONIST. We don't need 1 REPUBLICAN VOTE. The only way they can Block anything the Democrats want done is to Filibuster. I think the President should let them know that in the future he isn't going to be so nice to them. And he shouldn't. The Republicans don't want Bi Partisanship. They Want WAR! Listen Mr. President We don't Need them for anything. Let them continue to whine like the babies they are. The Public will judge them by their actions. Or lack thereof.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 6:27 AM
Friday, February 6, 2009
President Barack Obama gave what I think was one of his most defining speeches to date last night. He laid down the gauntlet on the Republican/Obstructionist Party. This is the kind of leadership we in the Progressive Movement have been waiting for. The time for action is now! We can't let the Republican/Obstructionist Party dominate the discussion. We must let our voices be heard. We must let the people know that not everyone is against this bill, only the Far Right Wing of the Republican/Obstructionist Party and its leadership. They have dominated the T.V. and the Right Wing Media has played into their hands.
They have turned the discussion into what Recovery Plan doesn't do as opposed to what it does. We need to help Our President Sell this Economic Recovery Plan. Right know the bill is endanger of being held up in the Senate by the Republican/Obstructionist Party. We have to let the Mainstream Right Wing Media know that the Republican/Obstructionist Party doesn't speak for the VAST Majority of the People. They only speak for a VERY SMALL minority of the People. They don't need to be on T.V. acting as if they represent all of us. As our President said their ideas have been tested and they have failed. The People have Spoken and have decided that they need NEW LEADERSHIP.
The People decided to chose Barack Obama. Let the Man do what he thinks is best for our country and Get out of his Way. If this economy gets worst the judgement will fall on the Republican/Obstructionist Party for getting in the way of President Obama in a time where we need every citizen of the United States to come together and support him. He can't do this alone he needs US. We need to Support this Bill as a People not just a Party.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 4:22 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Economic Stimulus is about get a huge Marketing PUSH by President Obama. Our President will be going on all the major Networks to Sell the Stimulus Package to the People. The Republican/Obstructionist Party has waged ALL OUT WAR against the Stimulus Package. They have considered this their Alamo, they are making their Stand. They have Put the Entire nation at risk of SINKING in to a Depression.
At the heart of this whole issue is Rush Limbaugh. In away he put his foot in his mouth AGAIN! He said publicly what I think the vast majority of Repukes were thinking. "I want President Obama to Fail" All the Republicans know that it really isn't in their best interest for him to succeed.
If Barack Obama Succeeds then that means they lose even more seats in 2010. This is what it is all about. The Republicans are Posturing and Running their Mouths about the STIMULUS Package calling it a Spending Bill rather than a actual Stimulus Bill. They don't want to support it because if they do then they acknowledge that President Obama holds all the cards. If they fight it then it at least appeals to the base. If he fails then they can say that they opposed the bill from the start. If it Succeeds then most of them know that they will come out looking Really Bad for opposing it.
Talk about UN-Patriotic! How UN-Patriotic is it for someone to actually say that they want OUR PRESIDENT TO FAIL? We need to stand up STRONG AND FORCE these Republicans to Filibuster this Bill. The American People will be ENRAGED and throw these JOKERS out in 2010! The Republicans are only thinking about their Political Futures not the actual well being of the country!
Shame on the House Republicans for their selfishness. Putting Partisanship over doing what is right for the country. I urge all Progressives to come out Strong against ANY Senator that votes against this bill that is up for Re-Election in 2010. We must make them PAY THE PRICE for their Partisanship. Too many times we have let them off the hook, well not this time we will hold them accountable for their actions.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 4:48 AM